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Charles Francis Chan Jr.'s
Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery


Thursday, May 25, 2017 7:30PM

<font face="arial"><font color=072A47>Charles Francis Chan Jr.'s <br>Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery
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The Guthrie Theater presents
a Mu Performing Arts production of
Charles Francis Chan Jr.’s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery
by LLOYD SUH

1967: a new political identity called Asian American emerges and a young literary hippie named Frank essays an inscrutable Chinese detective. A harmless sing-song orientalist minstrel show that ends in a grotesque carnival of murder!

At once both comedic and political, Lloyd Suh’s play within a play delves into the history and politics of yellowface with a keen eye, dark humor and sharp wit. The New York Times called it, “a metatheatrical polemic about the way Asian-Americans have been characterized and caricatured in popular culture.”

Charles Francis Chan Jr.’s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery was featured in Mu Performing Arts’ 2016 New Eyes Festival at The Playwrights Center. Mu celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season this year.

This production is recommended for ages 14 and up. Contains violence, some sexual content, and strong language including racial slurs.

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